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Bark Cloth

Native NameSiapo
Object Number:2003-33-7
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Samoa Islands
Fiji Islands (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Pigment
Technique:Beaten
Painted
Length: 304 cm
Width: 230 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1995.X.16476 - Other Number
TS SP 52 - Other Number
CIVIC1995.X.16476 - Other Number

Description

Large, white bark cloth with bold, free-painted design featuring plants, a sun pattern, and a rigid border. In the style of siapo mamanu. Design alterations can be seen through black paint. Three edges have yellow fringe. Possibly lavalava [skirt]. Collected by Levering.

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